For easier calculation, many developers want to print a float to 2 decimal places in Python. There are different ways to do this job. In this article, we show you some useful methods to print a float with only 2 decimal places.

**Print a float to 2 decimal places in Python**

Here are the top ways to print a float to 2 decimal places!

**Using **“**{:.2f}”.format()**

The `"{:.2f}".format()`

is a Python built-in function that formats the number and represents it in the string format. With the help of this function, the float number (in string format) will have 2 decimal places.

You will use the function as the following command:

`“{:.2f}".format([Float])`

Here is a sample of using `"{:.2f}".format():`

fltNumber = 2.54334 print("Float: ", fltNumber) # Format the float to 2 decimal places fltNumber = "{:.2f}".format(fltNumber) # Print the float with 2 decimal places in string format print("Float to 2 decimal places: ", fltNumber) print("Type of number: ", type(fltNumber))

Here is the output:

```
Float: 2.54334
Float to 2 decimal places: 2.54
Type of number: <class 'str'>
```

Of course, if you need your number to be in float instead of string format, simply use the command:

`float("{:.2f}".format([Float]))`

Here is the sample:

fltNumber = 2.54334 print("Float: ", fltNumber) # Format the float to 2 decimal places fltNumber = "{:.2f}".format(fltNumber) #Change the number in string format to float format fltNumber = float(fltNumber) print("Type of number: ", type(fltNumber))

Here is the output:

```
Float: 2.54334
Type of number: <class 'float'>
```

**Using **`round()`

`round()`

Python supports `round()`

– a built-in function that returns the rounded version of a number. The great thing about this function is that you can decide the number of decimals.

There are 2 parameters you need to fill in the function in order to convert a float to 2 decimal places. The command you use is:

`round([Float], [Digits])`

Here is the sample for using `round()`

:

fltNumber = 7.4773423 print("Float: ", fltNumber) # Change the float to 2 decimal places fltNumber = round(fltNumber, 2) print("Float to 2 decimal places: ", fltNumber)

The output will be:

```
Float: 7.4773423
Float to 2 decimal places: 7.48
```

The `round()`

in Python will round the second decimal place up if the third place is >= 5. In case the third place is <5, the number in the second place will remain the same.

See the sample below:

fltNumber_higher = 3.478 # The third decimal place is 8 > 5 fltNumber_lower = 3.474 # The third decimal place is 4 < 5 fltNumber_equal = 3.475 # The third decimal place is equal 5 # Change the float to 2 decimal places # Round the second decimal up print("Float: ", fltNumber_higher) fltNumber_higher = round(fltNumber_higher, 2) print("Float to 2 decimal places: ", fltNumber_higher) # The second decimal remains the same print("Float: ", fltNumber_lower) fltNumber_lower = round(fltNumber_lower, 2) print("Float to 2 decimal places: ", fltNumber_lower) # The second decimal is rounded up print("Float: ", fltNumber_equal) fltNumber_equal = round(fltNumber_equal, 2) print("Float to 2 decimal places: ", fltNumber_equal)

The output will be:

```
Float: 3.478
Float to 2 decimal places: 3.48
Float: 3.474
Float to 2 decimal places: 3.47
Float: 3.475
Float to 2 decimal places: 3.48
```

**Summary**

We have taught you 2 ways how to print a float to 2 decimal places in Python. The `round()`

will give you more convenience as this function returns the number in float type. The other way is also good, but it takes you more time. Since the `str.format()`

changes the float number to string type, you will have to do another step to convert the string-formatted number back to the float.

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